Institute for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia

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A prominent human rights campaigner faces crucifixion in Saudi Arabia

Ayatollah Al-Nemer is a leader of the protest movement in the Eastern province of Qatif. In his speeches and lectures he has campaigned for the release of all political prisoners, freedom of expression and assembly, and an end to anti-Shi’a discrimination. He has consistently supported peaceful protest, in spite of violent government crackdowns. On the …

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10 years in prison for Saudi activist who defended right to peaceful protest

A writer has been sentenced to ten years in prison on account of his human rights work in Saudi Arabia. On November 18th 2013, the Court of Appeal in Riyadh upheld the prison sentence against the author Zakariya Al Safwan. Al-Safwan, 38, is a writer and social justice activist from Qatif province. He has been …

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